Ethan R. Ware

Williams Mullen

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Main Street 1441
Columbia 29201 SC US

Ethan Ware represents businesses and industries in environmental and health and safety legal matters. He has appeared on behalf of businesses in negotiations relating to environmental permits, in defense of environmental and OSHA enforcement actions by state and federal agencies, in defense of toxic tort lawsuits, and on behalf of industry in criminal and civil environmental actions.

Ethan’s practice includes review of environmental issues in transactions and environmental and health and safety training and auditing programs. As part of service to the mining industry, Ethan has defended MSHA cases for mine employee safety and exposure liability.  The cases included a death at an integrated mine/cement operation, as well as citations for moving equipment and hazard assessments among others.

Ethan has an active Southeastern practice and has authored many articles on timely environmental issues for the South Carolina publication, Business Journal, and the South Carolina Law Journal. He is also a past president of the Natural Resources and Environmental Section of the South Carolina Bar. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina, and he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Wofford University.

He works with Western Carolina Industries, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina Manufacturers Association, the Manufacturers and Chemical Industry Council (Raleigh), South Carolina Mining Association and other business-related trade associations, providing environmental and OSHA counsel and guidance. Ethan is best known for his accomplishments in air, hazardous waste and wetlands law.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Chair, Natural Resources and Environmental Section of the South Carolina Bar (1994-1995)
  • Technical Committee, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management


  • University of South Carolina (J.D.), 1986
  • Wofford College (B.S., Biology), 1982


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